Cyber guru says CIOs need ‘attitudinal shifts’ towards risk

Tech chiefs need to focus on “internal collaboration” and treat the potential for a cyber security attack as a strategic business risk rather than an IT or information security one, says cyber specialist Sarah Stephens.
“Even as recently as five years ago, we would go into a meeting with the CIO and the risk manager and they’d meet for the first time there. The person who’s in charge of managing the overall risks of the organisation hadn’t met the person who was in charge of information systems - and that’s crazy in an environment where most businesses are completely reliant on technology for both business continuity and growth,” she said.